Burglary Suspect Arrested

On 01-20-2009, at approximately 12:10 AM an Alarm Company notified 911 that they could hear someone inside a restaurant in the 1800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., doing property damage. Officers arrived on scene and set up around the business. As they positioned themselves to the north of the building they observed a male suspect run from behind the business and then down a steep heavily wooded embankment. Officers set containment and called for a K-9 Officer. After a very difficult track, a suspect was located hiding under a railroad car that has been converted into a small restaurant. The suspect was placed into custody.

Several items were located under the railroad car, including a vehicle key. Officers searched the immediate area and located a vehicle that belonged to the suspect. The vehicle was approximately 150 feet from where the suspect was found hiding. It is believed that containment forced the suspect to hide before he could reach his vehicle. The vehicle was impounded to the processing room with a hold for Burglary and Theft detectives.